Trigger Warning: the unbelievably depressing way capitalism keeps half the world starving while fat people get the fucking blame from twats who don’t understand economics. As bloody usual.
Okay, folks and folkettes: I just saw a post from someone- let’s call him Fuckwit O’Twatbrain- saying that they objected to Fat Acceptance because there were people starving in the world and, according to this dozy fucktard, if you’re fat you’re “literally” taking food out of starving people’s mouths. First of all, this assertion is just factually spurious- by which I mean wrong. I’ve written before about how many tonnes of food are wasted on a daily and yearly basis by Supermarkets alone just by throwing it away unused and how many people this could feed if it was harnessed properly, so I’m not going to go into the details again. Instead, I’ll just give you a link to where I explained it once already, so I’ll just give you a link and move onto the points not already discussed there. HERE's the link.
The thing about food wastage aside, there’s also the following points to consider:
And given all this, some idiot still wants to blame fat people for global food shortages? Look at this fucking mess! Do you really, honestly believe that my girlfriend eating a whole cheesecake as a dessert makes the tiniest dent in this international clusterfuck? Do you really believe that the fact that fat people buy slightly more food from a capitalist system that we all buy food from, because it’s the only system we’ve got is making a serious enough different to the profit margins of the concerns involved to encourage or discourage them from their planet-fucking behaviour when almost everyone in the western world gets their food from these sources anyway?
Look, I don’t mean to fucking depress you here- oh no wait: I absolutely fucking do- but you don’t get to blame fat folk for an enormous shuddering cock-up that started long before anyone alive today was born and has been perpetuated by corrupt, monolithic corporations and complicit, bootlicking neoliberal who don’t have the balls to tell them enough is enough.
In a perfectly fair world, you’d still have fat people, because it is possible for our planet to generate enough food to more than support everyone in a very comfortable lifestyle. The science to do it just needs proper investment. I’m talking about precise crop-rotation, hydroponics, solar tunnels, GM, land-management and efficiency. The reason its not done isn’t fat people. It’s capitalism: the system perpetuates itself as it is because right now its more profitable for powerful businesses to continue to casually and without remorse fuck over half the world to flog overpriced wank to the other half.
You want to make things better? Don’t have a go at fat people: instead, protest online. Go on demos against the practices of the industry. Kick up a fuss. Because it has started to work. The concept of fair-trade is now widespread and that’s because people collectively decided that they gave enough of a shit to demand companies treat the people producing their stuff slightly better. It’s not great, but it’s a start, and that’s better than you manage by arbitrarily attacking fat people, you sad cunt.